September 20, 2006 Minutes (Special Meeting)
CORRECTED MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2006
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF
THE HEALTH LAW SECTION
Attendance: Jennifer Sullivan, Wallis Stromberg, Taylor Pollock, Kathryn Christmann, Emily Wey, Andy Stathopulos
Absent: Casey Frank, Steve Nash, Cathy tRAUGOTT
The special meeting was called to order by Jennifer Sullivan, Chairperson, at aPProximately 11:30 a.m.
The purposes of the special meeting were to address a CBA request relating to Amendment 40 and to finalize the funding request for the October 30 Program of CU.
1. CU October 30 Program: Casey Frank has advised Jennifer Sullivan that the October 30 bio-ethics program would not conflict with the January program. Therefore the condition on the Council’s August resolution approving a $1,000 sponsorship has been satisfied and the sponsorship is approved.
2. CBA Request: Dana Smith from the CBA presented a request from the Board of Governor’s that the HLS make a contribution to the business community coalition effort to oppose Amendment 40. She explained the CBA’s efforts in opposition to Amendment 40. The CBA has contributed $500,000 to the campaign (plus the 35% tax relating to that contribution). The DBA has contributed $100,000 (plus the tax). The CBA is proposing that each Section contribute to the coalition campaign, based on the amount of the Section’s reserves. The HLS has approximately $14,500 reserves and will be receiving additional dues of approximately $3000, for a total expected balance of $17,500. The CBA is suggesting the HLS consider a contribution of $3,500, which would be accompanied by $1,250 of taxes, for a total of $4,750. Ms. Smith thanked the Council for entertaining this request, and left the meeting.
The Council then discussed the proposal. After discussion, a Motion was made and seconded that the Section should not make a contribution to the coalition campaign opposing Amendment 40. The Motion was approved by a 4-3 vote (which included a proxy vote on behalf of Casey Frank).
The special meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:00 Noon.
Wallis S. Stromberg